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 \\ \\
-PAVO:\\ +PAVO:
-User Manual - available in [[:chara:pavo_user_manual|html]] or {{:chara:files:pavo_user.pdf|pavo_user.pdf}} \\ +
-[[:chara:pavo_analysis_manual|PAVO Analysis Manual]]\\ +
-{{:chara:files:mirc-pavo_howto.pdf|Instructions for using PAVO with IR fringe tracking}}.+
  
-\\ +  * User Manual - available in [[:chara:pavo_user_manual|html]] or {{:chara:files:pavo_user.pdf|pavo_user.pdf}} 
-MIRCX:\\ +  [[:chara:pavo_analysis_manual|PAVO Analysis Manual]] 
-(A) Instrument user manual: [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FQh-wEwQxKCmR9oUxOfJx1Bmj4mQTZIKFg56QLSH1NY/edit?usp=sharing|GTK GUIs compatible]].\\ +  * {{:chara:files:mirc-pavo_howto.pdf|Instructions for using PAVO with IR fringe tracking}}.
-(B) [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zenNelkhVGTlm1v1tFRvtnb8i0EghIAUeX9F3t5asYU/edit?usp=sharing|Data reduction pipeline]]\\ +
-(C) [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w1Ppi21b0Uh37R52btCgwsX6dNYUfEE5hUhncDlNvYQ/edit#|Instructions for using the Six Telescope Simulator (STS)]]\\ +
-(D) [[:chara:files:mircx_alignlab|Instructions for aligning white light source into MIRCx camera]]+
  
-\\ + \\ MIRCX:
-VEGA:\\ +
-[[https://lagrange.oca.eu/fr/observations|VEGA Documentation]]+
  
-\\ +  * Instrument user manual[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FQh-wEwQxKCmR9oUxOfJx1Bmj4mQTZIKFg56QLSH1NY/edit?usp=sharing|GTK GUIs compatible]]. 
-CLASSIC/CLIMB:\\ +  [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zenNelkhVGTlm1v1tFRvtnb8i0EghIAUeX9F3t5asYU/edit?usp=sharing|Data reduction pipeline]] 
-Observing manual coming soon…\\ +  [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w1Ppi21b0Uh37R52btCgwsX6dNYUfEE5hUhncDlNvYQ/edit#|Instructions for using the Six Telescope Simulator (STS)]] 
-[[:chara:classic_guidelines|Guidelines for selecting CLASSIC settings]]\\ +  [[:chara:files:mircx_alignlab|Instructions for aligning white light source into MIRCx camera]]
-[[:chara:classic_faint_object_procedures|Instructions for observing very faint targets with CLASSIC]]\\ +
-[[:chara:climb_lab_alignment|CLIMB Lab Alignment]]+
  
-\\ + \\ VEGA: 
-{{:chara:files:software_overview.pdf|CHARA Software Overview}} \\ + 
-\\ +  * [[https://lagrange.oca.eu/fr/observations|VEGA Documentation]] 
-Adaptive Optics:\\ + 
-[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b1f0pgeeKOx5NO-jUOCbFM-e7b9GL8iBMFijD1B3Qc8/edit#|Telescope AO User Manual]]+ \\ CLASSIC/CLIMB: 
 + 
 +  * {{:chara:files:classic_climb_instrument_manual.pdf|Observing Manual (pdf)}} 
 +  * [[:chara:classic_guidelines|Guidelines for selecting CLASSIC settings]] 
 +  * [[:chara:classic_faint_object_procedures|Instructions for observing very faint targets with CLASSIC]] 
 +  * [[:chara:climb_lab_alignment|CLIMB Lab Alignment]] 
 + 
 + \\ General CHARA Operations 
 + 
 +  * [[:chara:operating_procedures|Operating Procedures]] 
 +  * {{:chara:files:software_overview.pdf|CHARA Software Overview}} 
 + 
 + \\ Adaptive Optics: 
 + 
 +  * [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b1f0pgeeKOx5NO-jUOCbFM-e7b9GL8iBMFijD1B3Qc8/edit#|Telescope AO User Manual]]
  
 ===== OBSERVING LOGS ===== ===== OBSERVING LOGS =====
  
-MIRC-X 6T Observing Log: standard beam order [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet.pdf|Letter size pdf}}  ] [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet_a4.pdf|A4 paper size pdf}}  ]\\ +MIRC-X 6T Observing Log: standard beam order [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet.pdf|Letter size pdf}}  ] [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet_a4.pdf|A4 paper size pdf}}  ] \\ 
-MIRC-X 6T Observing Log: free beam order [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet_freebeamorder.pdf|Letter size pdf}}  ] [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet_freebeamorder_a4.pdf|A4 paper size pdf}}  ]\\ +MIRC-X 6T Observing Log: free beam order [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet_freebeamorder.pdf|Letter size pdf}}  ] [{{:chara:files:mircx_logsheet_freebeamorder_a4.pdf|A4 paper size pdf}}  ] \\ 
-{{:chara:files:observinglog_pavoclimb_3t.pdf|PAVO/CLIMB 3T Observing Log - pdf}} \\+{{:chara:files:observinglog_pavoclimb_3t.pdf|PAVO/CLIMB 3T Observing Log - pdf}}  \\
 [[https://sites.google.com/a/chara-array.org/chara-observing/|Online Observing Logs]] [[https://sites.google.com/a/chara-array.org/chara-observing/|Online Observing Logs]]
  
 ===== USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTATION ===== ===== USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTATION =====
  
-[[:chara:fringe_offsets|Recent fringes offsets found during MIRC 6T observations]]\\+[[:chara:fringe_offsets|Recent fringes offsets found during MIRC 6T observations]] \\
 {{:chara:files:co-phase2019.pdf|Instructions for co-phasing with the CHARA phase reference}} {{:chara:files:co-phase2019.pdf|Instructions for co-phasing with the CHARA phase reference}}
  
 ===== SOFTWARE SETUP FOR TELESCOPE OPERATORS ===== ===== SOFTWARE SETUP FOR TELESCOPE OPERATORS =====
  
-\\ + \\ Below we describe the software that needs to be started for each instrument at the beginning of the night. Follow the [[:chara:operating_procedures|standard procedures]] for opening all CHARA servers and GUIs beforehand. Select the correct beam combiner on Cosmic Debris. Note if a server is brought up after Cosmic Debris is started, make sure to click the [REOPEN] button on Cosmic Debris to initiate communications.
-Below we describe the software that needs to be started for each instrument at the beginning of the night. Follow the [[:chara:operating_procedures|standard procedures]] for opening all CHARA servers and GUIs beforehand. Select the correct beam combiner on Cosmic Debris. Note if a server is brought up after Cosmic Debris is started, make sure to click the [REOPEN] button on Cosmic Debris to initiate communications.+
  
 ===== CLASSIC and CLIMB: ===== ===== CLASSIC and CLIMB: =====
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 ===== PAVO: ===== ===== PAVO: =====
  
-Open the PAVO server and GUI using the menu on zoot. Typically the observer runs the PAVO server from their location. However, if network speed becomes an issue during a remote run, the operator can open the PAVO server on the mountain and the observer can type commands into PAVO by using a "speak pavo" session. The [Status] button on the PAVO GUI will bring up a display of the server.\\ +Open the PAVO server and GUI using the menu on zoot. Typically the observer runs the PAVO server from their location. However, if network speed becomes an issue during a remote run, the operator can open the PAVO server on the mountain and the observer can type commands into PAVO by using a "speak pavo" session. The [Status] button on the PAVO GUI will bring up a display of the server. \\  \\ PAVO uses the LDCs. Bring up the LDC GUIs using the menu on zoot (under ESP Controllers). It's a good idea to home the LDCs at the start of the night. To home the LDCs, turn on the power button for the relevant telescope (the button will turn from red to green). Set the velocity to a non-zero number like 50 and click the [VEL] button. Then click the [HOME] button. You will see the position of the LDC go to 0.0. If the position gets stuck at "<>", then simply cycle the power on the LDC, set the velocity to 50, and home again. After homing the LDCs, turn the power off until you are slewed to the first target and have the reference cart set. If you turn the power on before then, you run the risk of the LDCs going to a bad position (< -10 mm or > 49 mm) and losing their position. If this happens, you will need to home the LDCs again. After you have the reference cart set, type "useldc on" and "autoldc on" into the ople server (note that PAVO sends these commands automatically). Then turn on the power for the LDCs and click the [Ref] button on Cosmic Debris. The position of the LDC glass in mm should roughly match the position of the carts in meters. \\  \\ If you need to home the LDC glass during the night, then follow this procedure:
-\\ +
-PAVO uses the LDCs. Bring up the LDC GUIs using the menu on zoot (under ESP Controllers). It's a good idea to home the LDCs at the start of the night. To home the LDCs, turn on the power button for the relevant telescope (the button will turn from red to green). Set the velocity to a non-zero number like 50 and click the [VEL] button. Then click the [HOME] button. You will see the position of the LDC go to 0.0. If the position gets stuck at "<>", then simply cycle the power on the LDC, set the velocity to 50, and home again. After homing the LDCs, turn the power off until you are slewed to the first target and have the reference cart set. If you turn the power on before then, you run the risk of the LDCs going to a bad position (< -10 mm or > 49 mm) and losing their position. If this happens, you will need to home the LDCs again. After you have the reference cart set, type "useldc on" and "autoldc on" into the ople server (note that PAVO sends these commands automatically). Then turn on the power for the LDCs and click the [Ref] button on Cosmic Debris. The position of the LDC glass in mm should roughly match the position of the carts in meters.\\ +
-\\ +
-If you need to home the LDC glass during the night, then follow this procedure:+
  
   * Type "autoldc off" into the ople server to stop ople from sending commands to the LDCs (or click [STOP] on the ople GUI).   * Type "autoldc off" into the ople server to stop ople from sending commands to the LDCs (or click [STOP] on the ople GUI).
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